Thursday, December 7 2023
New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field
New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field / Vincent Carchietta – USA TODAY Sports


The Mets look to grab a series win at home over the Seattle Mariners when they face off Sunday afternoon at 1:40 p.m. on SNY.

Mets Notes

  • Ronny Mauricio became the 10th player in club history to have four or more hits in the first two career games and is the seventh Met to have two straight multi-hit games to begin their career

  • DJ Stewart smacked another home run Saturday night, to give him nine since Aug. 15, tied for most in MLB in that span, per Sarah Langs

  • In his last 15 games, Stewart has 19 hits (three doubles, nine dingers) with 18 RBI and is slashing .359/.414/.925 for a 1.338 OPS

  • New York has socked 177 round-trippers this year, fourth-most in the NL and six more than they hit in 2022

  • Francisco Lindor became the fifth player in Mets history to have 25 homers, 25 doubles and 25 steals in a season, joining Darryl Strawberry (who did it four times), Howard Johnson (who did it twice), David Wright and Carlos Beltran

  • Lindor is slashing .293/.380/.521 for a .901 OPS over his last 65 games with 12 doubles, two triples, 32 home runs



Brandon Nimmo, CF

J.P. Crawford, SS

Francisco Lindor, SS

Julio Rodriguez, CF

Jeff McNeil, LF

Teoscar Hernandez, RF

Pete Alonso, 1B

Cal Raleigh, C

Daniel Vogelbach, DH

Eugenio Suarez, 3B

DJ Stewart, RF

Dominic Canzone, DH

Ronny Mauricio, 2B

Mike Ford, 1B

Brett Baty, 3B

Cade Marlowe, LF

Francisco Alvarez, C

Josh Rojas, 2B

Who is starting for the Mets?

Tylor Megill will get the ball for New York for his 21st start of 2023.

In his final start of August, Megill had one of his best starts of the season, allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over six innings against the Texas Rangers. It was the 12th start of the season in which the 28-year-old went five innings or more.

Megill, who has eclipsed his career-high in starts in a season, has surrendered 66 runs (57 earned) in 116 hits over 97.0 innings for a 5.29 ERA (5.02 FIP) and 1.680 WHIP. The right-hander has 82 strikeouts to 47 walks with 14 homers allowed.

Who is starting for the Mariners?

George Kirby climbs the hill for Seattle making his 26th start of the campaign.

Kirby, an All-Star this year, has pitched to a 3.28 ERA (3.20 FIP) with a 1.030 WHIP in 156.1 innings, allowing 59 runs (57 earned) on 147 hits. The right-hander has struck out 142 with just 14 walks for a league-leading 10.14 strikeout-to-walk ratio and an 0.8 walks per nine innings.

After pitching nine-scoreless in a 1-0 extra-inning loss to Baltimore on Aug. 12 that saw his ERA dip to 3.11 on the year, Kirby has been tagged for 16 hits and seven runs over his next two starts and 11.2 innings for a 5.40 ERA with the opposition batting .333 with a .889 OPS.

The 25-year-old Rye, New York native has surrendered 17 home runs on the year, more than the number of walks and batters he’s hit by a pitch (four) combined.

Upcoming schedule

The Mets have a day off on Labor Day before hitting the road for a quick five-game trip beginning with two in our nation’s capital.

Left-hander Jose Quintana (1-5, 3.26 ERA) gets the ball to open the two-game set in D.C. The Nationals have yet to announce a starter.

Source: Yahoo Sports


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